svastivācana स्वस्तिवाचन

Definition: n. a religious rite preparatory to a sacrifice or any solemn observance (performed by scattering boiled rice on the ground and invoking blessings by the repetition of certain mantra-s;also applied to the fee or complimentary present of flowers, sweetmeats etc. offered to Brahmans on such occasions)


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: MBh., Ka1v.
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